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  • X JAPAN's documentary film to be screened at Sundance Film Festival

    December 10, 2015 @ 10:16 am

    X JAPAN's documentary film "We Are X" will be screened on January 23 in the World Cinema Documentary Competition at the Sundance Film Festival in the United States.  "We are X" traces X JAPAN's career from the beginning until now. It features topics such as the band's influence on the Japanese rock scene and members' deaths. Stephen Kijak, who was also in charge of The Rolling Stones' documentary film "Stones in Exile", spent over

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  • Drama Prime Time Report - 12/4~12/7

    December 9, 2015 @ 2:52 pm

    This is Tokyohive's regular Drama Prime Time Report that gives you a detailed look at the prime time ratings with a focus on the weekly dramas. You can check out more of the most recent ratings from December 4th to December 7th and an overview of the episode and average ratings of the current fall dramas below! Screencaps: Kaseifu wa Mita! === 12/4 – Friday 09.2%(0.1%) – 19:00-20:54 – Futtou Word 10 11.5%(1.4%) – 21:00-22:54 –

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  • Girl group FAKY resume their activities with 4 members

    December 9, 2015 @ 10:22 am

    Girl group FAKY's PV for their new song "Afterglow" has been uploaded onto Avex's official YouTube channel. FAKY kicked off their activities back in 2013 as a "girl group that would go anywhere in the world." In June of 2014, the group underwent a renewal and changed some of their members. After a year hiatus, the group's original members Anna, Lil' Fang, and Mikako, along with new member Akina from the United States

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  • WaT to disband in February

    December 9, 2015 @ 10:20 am

    On December 6, Wentz Eiji and Koike Teppei announced the disbandment of WaT. The duo made the announcement on stage of their 10th anniversary live at Shinagawa Stellar Ball. During the daytime show, Wentz began by saying, "WaT will disband after our album release next year." The crowd of 1,800 people gasped with surprise. When Wentz's eyes started tearing, Koike took the microphone and explained, "It has become difficult to give our 100% as

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  • Japan Box Office Report – 12/5~12/6

    December 9, 2015 @ 10:18 am

    Check out the box office charts and trailers of all the new Japanese films of the past weekend below! Japan Box Office Chart – December 5th/6th 01 (00) Spectre (Weeks: 01) 02 (00) Persona Non Grata (Weeks: 01) 03 (00) The Peanuts Movie (Weeks: 01) 04 (00) 125 Years Memory (Weeks: 01) 05 (00) High Speed! Free! Starting Days (Weeks: 01) 06 (01) The Little Prince (Weeks: 03) 07 (02) Girls und Panzer der Film (Weeks: 03)

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  • Kanjani8's Shibutani Subaru to cover Utada Hikaru, Southern All Stars, and more for first solo album

    December 8, 2015 @ 10:25 am

    Kanjani8's Shibutani Subaru will release a cover album, titled "Uta", on February 10.Shibutani made his solo debut in February with his single "Kioku / Kokoro Odoreba". In the movie "Misono Universe", which was released in the same month, he played a young man who had lost his memory, but retained his ability to sing. He even held a live house tour, but this will be his very first solo album release. For the album, Shibut

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  • AKB48's Nagao Mariya to graduate from the group

    December 8, 2015 @ 10:24 am

    AKB48 Team K member Nagao Mariya has announced her graduation from the group.Nagao made the announcement on December 7 during a show at AKB48 Theater. She also reported her graduation via her Twitter account saying, "It's a positive graduation! Please continue to support me." The date of her graduation has not been decided at this time. Nagano passed the AKB48 Kenkyuusei audition in 2009. Not only is she an active member of AKB48, but s

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  • Goto Maki gives birth to her first child

    December 8, 2015 @ 10:23 am

    On December 7, Goto Maki announced through her official blog that she has given birth to her first child.According to the blog announcement, Goto gave birth to a baby girl. She uploaded a photo of herself holding her newborn, and wrote, "This feeling is really a treasure. For your happiness, I will do my best to become a good mom." Goto married a non-celebrity man in July of last year, then announced her pregnancy this June. Congratulations

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  • EXILE ATSUSHI & THE SECOND from EXILE announce 2016 tours

    December 8, 2015 @ 10:22 am

    EXILE ATSUSHI will hold his first dome tour next spring. Then in fall, THE SECOND from EXILE will hold their very first one-man arena tour. This announcement was made on December 4 during the Kyocera Dome Osaka concert of EXILE's nationwide tour "EXILE LIVE TOUR 2015 AMAZING WORLD". It will mark ATSUSHI's first solo tour in about two years, and he is scheduled to perform at five venues. ATSUSHI said, "I want to pursue music fr

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  • Sexy Zone's new song to be used in Nakajima Kento's starring film

    December 8, 2015 @ 10:21 am

    Sexy Zone's new song "Make my day" will be used in Nakajima Kento's starring film "Kurosaki-kun no Iinari ni Nante Naranai" that's scheduled to open in theaters on February 27. "Make my day" will be included in Sexy Zone's new single "Colorful Eyes", which will drop in stores on December 16. As the song was written just for the movie, the lyrics reflect the protagonist Kurosaki Haruto's personality.  On this song, Nakajima expressed, "

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